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worldwide following the rocket attack in libya that killed ambassador chris stevens. authorities say four militants were taken into custody today. the anti-american violence has now spread. >> reporter: the anger directed towards america spread across borders and closer to u.s. embassy walls thursday. demonstrators in yemen tried to break through the embassy gate. police fired warning shots and tear gas in egypt and iranians shouted "death to americans." it's anti-american fury fueled by a 14-minute anti-islamic film clib on youtube that the american government denounces. >> let me state very clearly that the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton rejected the video but called upon governments to stop the violence resulting from it. >> any responsible leader should be standing up now and drawing that line. >> reporter: clinton's words came less than a day after u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens and three others were killed by the violence. >> no act of violenc
attack at the u.s. consulate on tuesday, the same day that the u.s. embassy in egypt was attacked. libya said the crowd was angered by an online movie considered offensive to islam. >> we apologize to the u.s. and to the american people and to the government and also to the rest of the world for what happened yesterday. >> reporter: president obama says the attack will not break the bonds between the u.s. and libya, though he underscored the seriousness of the situation. >> we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done. >> reporter: u.s. officials say the u.s. has deployed a group of marines to libya to help secure facilities there. republican presidential candidate mitt romney says the administration's response to the attack sends mixed signals. >> the world remains a dangerous place and american leadership is still sorely needed. >> reporter: the obama campaign has accused romney of launching a political attack in the midst of a diplomatic challenge. sources tell us that they believed that an attack in benghazi was preplanned. they do not believe ambassador stevens w
heart. >> my name is chris stevens, and i'm the new u.s.ambassador to libya. >> reporter: this video shows him introducing himself last may. before stevens left the u.s., he spoke with steven browning. >> very earnest, and somewhat humbled by the task was about to undertake. i think he was very conscious of the enormity of the task. >> reporter: it was a dream come true for the bay area native. >> he was just a great, all around guy. one of those guys from school that just stood out. >> reporter: stevens graduated from the uc berkely in 1982 with a history major. >> it was a big shock. >> reporter: his former professor, david lavine remembers him as a confident man trying to promote peace. >> for the ambassador to go to that conflict, that shows you what kind of a guy he was. it just was completely unnecessary, of the sense of within his job description, but completely necessary in terms of the kind of guy he was. >> reporter: friends came with flowers today. >> i don't have much to offer today, but just as a friend reach out. >> reporter: stevens never married. his mother said he wa
crowd of protesters marched through the streets. in libya, officials announced that four arrests were made in connection with a rocket attack and fire that killed chris stevens and three others in the consulate. at stevens alma mater, a panel talked about the work he did in libya. >> he was in the street among the people, connecting and showing what a good american is. >> reporter: despite the tragedy of ambassador steven's death. today it does not necessarily mean a halt to the progress of democracy in libya. >> i think that this does not necessarily bode poorly for democracy in libya. there certainly means there's terrorists but we've experienced terrorism in our own soil as well. >> reporter: christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now on the three other americans who died at the american consulate in bengazi. they were 34-year-old sean smith a foreign service information officer who was playing his favorite game eve online right before the attack. 42-year-old glen doherty was a former navy seal. his ex-wife said he loved being a seal more than life itself. and tyro
. >> continuing coverage, the attack that killed four americans at a embassy in libya. today bag pipes played for a former navy seal. the service was held in winchester massachusetts where he grew up. people lined the streets of the suburb. some held hands, others held american flags. here in the bay area the family of the united states ambassador chris stevens has set up a website for people to share their memories and post messages of sympathy. as we report, for the first time a family member is speaking publicly. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new ambassador to libya. >> reporter: we have learn aid lot about him in the last week. about his courage. >> he laid down his life for his friends. libya and american. >> reporter: and about his lifelong work building bridges between the united states, north africa and the middle east. >> he wasn't the type to talk about himself or promote himself many he was a humble, low key guy. >> from across the world the family has received letter, sympathy and pictures like these. that's why they created this tumbler site so people can share and
. >>> tonight, more than two weeks after chris stevens was killed at a u.s. consulate in libya, his family is preparing for his funeral. they remembered a son who worked tirelessly to try to make this word a better place. >> a proud mother shared these treasured photos with me today of a little boy who loved life. was a master of disguise, and rarely stopped smiling. >> that was chris. you never saw him without a smile. >> that little boy with the movie star good looks was christopher stevens. he grew up to be theambassador to libya. his mother learned her oldest child was dead. the first u.s. ambassador to be killed since 1979. >> after the first shock, you're just kind of numb and you just do what has to be done. >> we were sitting right here, so at that time, i was really not able to talk, but i did stand up. >> she stood up out of respect for the caller, president obama. she and chris's stepfather of more than three dozen years met privately with the president when chris's body was returned to american soil. >> he was cremated. and i brought the ashes back. from he will be interred in
in this week's attack on the u.s. consulate in libya came home today in flag draped coffins. as mike mibach reports the men were honored as heros and patriots in a ceremony at joint base andrews just outside of the nation's capital. >> reporter: one casket at a time. four americans brought back to their home soil awaiting their families, their president. >> they had a mission, and they believed in it. they knew the danger, and they accepted it. >> reporter: the transfer of remains ceremony was somber yet patriotic as four u.s. diplomats were honored including bay area native ambassador chris stevens. >> there in benghazi he layed down his life for his friends. libyan and american. and for us all. today chris is home. >> secretary of state hillary clinton asked stevens to be the u.s. ambassador to libya this year knowing the u.s. needed a strong presence and leader to engage with the country's revolutionaries that overthrew gadhafi. stevens was the man. >> reporter: he was known not only for his courage, but for his smile. goofy but contagious for his sense of fun and that california cool.
libya. he was a graduate of uc berkeley. he later received a law degree from hastings college. stevens was 52 years old. >>> refs came to an agreement on a new contract after four weeks of lock out. those replacement officials who took over officiates games drew lots of criticism that they were not experienced enough to keep the action going on the field and made bad calls. >>> meantime players and management of the national hockey league met for four hours to today to discuss their current labor issues. teams had been locked out, teams rather have locked out players while both sides tried to decide how to split revenues. in the just expired contracts, players received 57%over hockey related revenue. owners want a bigger share of that money. the two sides said they expect to talk more tomorrow. >>> the plans of the warriors to move to a new arena is drawing fire and praise. neighbors voiced their concerns at a community meeting. >> reporter: you could say piers 30 and 32 have a bit of an identity crisis. they are home to the america's cup right now, they've also been a parking lot. >>
to libya and three other american plomats earlier this week. an anti muslim film...produced by americans may have played a role in the violence. ">>>this was the fiery scene after an enraged mob attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. " these are innocent people. these aren't the people that made the movie you know what i mean. alright don't mean by that you go kill the people who made the movie however there are other ways to protest against that." the movie is innocence of muslims. american real estate developer sam bacile produced the film. it ridicules the islamic prophet mohammed. " it is a problem because in my view, the libyan government doesn't seem to be in control of the situation." the us film is protected by the first amendment. but muslim american student badr feels that does not grant the right to produce material that can be disrespectful to religions. "sometimes the first amendment offers to much protection because then your just digging deep and it's like your trying to instigate people at the sa
killed. >> reporter: as conflict continues, the bodies of those killed in libya, including the ambassador arrived back home. >> four americans, four patriots, they loved this country and they chose to serve it and served it will. >> reporter: u.s. embassies and diplomatic posts throughout the region stayed at heightened alert for muslim's holy day amid continued protests and in the wakes of the killing of ambassadors christopher stevens and three others on an a tack at the consulate on tuesday. a battle continued for a 4th day in cairo. and indonesia, clouds of black smoke were seen as they storm the gate at the embassy. >> reporter: friday's demonstrations were not confined to the middle east. this was the scene outside of the american embassy. the protest seen in part of a movie trailer produced in the u.s. angered muslims for the unflattering portrayal of the mohammed. word of the video spread across the region rapidly. the scope of which stunned the u.s. diplomatic community. the officials said on friday that arrests have been made in connection with those killings. i
is underway in san francisco right now to honor the u.s. ambassador killed in libya last week. people tell her the moderate majority has the power to silence extremists. janet. >> that's right, gasia. the vigil just started. you can hear them singing the star spang ld banner. they have been handing out these fliers with the picture of the ambassador and lighting candles. he graduated in 1989 before some of these students were even born but tonight they came here to honor him. >> chris stevens was graduate from the class of 1989 and tonight on campus people lit candles to honor the late 52-year-old ambassador. a protest that continued to erupt around the world against the u.s. and the california film maker whose anti-islam film on you tube offends so many muslims. in afghanistan burned the u.s. flag and images of president obama. in pakistan the prime minister ordered the suspension of you tube. and in lebanon, thousands protested with the leader. some bay area muslim leaders say the moderate majority should speak peace, reflection and deeper level of understanding. >> so i think it's important
diplomat killed in the last deadly attack at the u.s. embassy in libya. photos, private messages and middle east and north africa. many photos and letters have already been posted on that web site and ktvu will have more including an interview with steven's brother tonight on the 10:00 news. >>> it was a very happy reunion today for a music student and his stolen instrument in san francisco. >> say hello to my little friend. >> oh my god. >> we had the only news crew on the scene this morning when san francisco police returned adam young's cello. it was taken from his san francisco of music sunday. last night around midnight following news reports someone the opera house and the security office brought it inside. staff member then called police after seeing the story on ktvu's morning news. >> i'm so thankful to the community, whoever helped me find this. i -- i just am speechless. >> investigators are searching for the $10,000 instrument seen here in the surveillance tape from the conservatory. >>> our exclusive k tvu found proposition 30 does have a lead. 51% of voters saying they will vo
up over the attack in libya. clay's prime minister is telling cnn it appears it was planned in advance. >> the way they have done it clearly this is this group has planned it. it's not spontaneous thing that took place, no. >>> that contradicts the obamaed a mark the attack was terrorism but not premeditated. the 9/11 assault was initially believed to be from that film but now report the atechs heavily armed. >>> and an elder abuse case. a family of five pleaded not guilty they awe abused over a dozennen people. the case impacting more than just the alleged victim. >> they entered the courtroom one by one. two daughters, a door and their frail looking parents. all plead not guilty to elder abuse and animal neglect charges. outside the courthouse we caught up with one of the defense attorneys. >> does he believe niese guilty. >> awl i'm saying the reason the me was granddaughter -- the plea was entered is to proceed to the next step. >> they were running an unlicensed care home. 13 mentally kiss abled adults were malnourished and beaten and they also found more than 40ing to
mononorred the late u.s. ambassador's devotion to libya. the president asked for unanimous condemnation of the mobs behind the murders. >> today will be determined by people and not by killers. today we must declare that this violence and intolerance has no place among our united nations. >> the president called a privately-produced video that muslims crude and disgusting but affirmed to the american ideal oof free speech. he warned iran that the world is growing impatient with the seekly si around its nuclear program. >> let me be clear. we believe that there is still time and space to do so. >> mr. obama also called for end to the regime. un secretary general said the violence in that nation is spiralling dangerously. >> continue to be punishing, mainly by the government but also by. such crimes must not go unpunished. >> for his part the president in the midst of a bruising election battle ended with from his last campaign thanking lib yans who marched against the mob adding the rising tide of liberty will not be reversed. stay si, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> republican presidential can
killings in libya, in australia, hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside of the american consulate in sydney. in the middle east, thousands of muslims have taken to the streets. fbi officials investigating the killings in benghazi have put off their visit into the volatile region is safer. >> the members of security council condemned in the strongest terms the series of violent attacks against embassies and consulate premises in multiple locations. >> reporter: president obama promised justice for those who killed u.s. ambassador to libya stevens and three other americans at the consulate. >> there is no never justification for violence and no religion that condones the targeting of innocent men and women and so long as i am commander-in-chiefing the united states will not toll rate efforts to harm our fellow americans. >> reporter: some say tuesday's attack was planned. >> it was deliberate and preplanned attack. i was given enough details about this by witnesses. >> reporter: u.s. officials say they have no evidence that the attack was pre-mediated, but as calm appeared to be
. the man is in the hospital. >>> in libya, a memorial service was held in tripoli today for the four americans killed last week. libyan officials praised u.s. ambassador chris stevens as a friend of libya. secretary of state burns also attended. the white house is now calling the attack a terrorist attack. >>> in india, shopkeepers closed up their business and marched in protest. they're angry about a government decision to open indian markets to foreign companies such as wal-mart. shop owners say it will hurt their business if they have to compete with giant retailers. >>> and the u.s. packed up equipment. 300,000 troops have left afghanistan. they were part of the surge that began eight years ago. >>> there's word tonight that the san mateo police department is sending detectives to colorado to help in the search for a missing amtrak passenger. 60-year-old charlie dowd was from san mateo and was traveling to montreal to visit his son. he was last seen south of denver. dowd's family says they fear he may have fallen from that train. >>> a convicted drug dealer has been charged in co
consulate in libya. protesters stormed the bases of several local milt has in benghazi. the milt shans have refused to disband since the toppling of momar muammar gaddafi's regime. the state news agency says at least four people are dead in this latest violence. >>> a pakistani cabinet minister offered a $100,000 reward for the killing of those behind that controversial video. the pakistani federal railways minister did not name any names, but it's thought that he was talking about nakoula basseley nakoula of southern california who is said to be the producer of the anti-islam video. the government condemned the bounty and nakoula was requested by parole officers about his involvement in the project. is he currently on parol for bank fraud. >>> president obama will speak to the united nations on tuesday denouncing the death of u.s. ambassor to libya. >>> democrats opened a new campaign office in san francisco today with the help of house minority leader nancy pelosi. the congresswoman rallied workers to get out the vote and re-elect president obama. as for congress, pelosi predicted that ca
by an extreme anti muslim american. >>> in libya, the u.s. says a state department officer was shot and killed in an attack on the consulate in bengazi. nighttime video shows security forces running around the consulate. a second american was shot in the hand and a large part of the consulate was burned. the u.s. state department condemned the attack. >>> and in spain, hundreds of thousands of people rallied in barcelona today in a call for independence for the catalonian region. this is usually national day for catalonia. the people say they pay more than their fair share of federal taxes and may ask for a bail out from madrid. >>> a glitch in the reservation system caused problems. passengers weren't able to book flights for less than an hour today. the system is operated by saber company and was restored after about 45 minutes. the company later apologized for the inconvenience. >>> b.a.r.t. turned the big 4-0 today marking the day the first transbay ran. to mark the anniversary, b.a.r.t. is displaying pictures throughout the bay area. b.a.r.t. said it doesn't want to take from today's nati
of libyan's interim assembly says some of the suspects were from outside libya and he felt certain the attack was preplanned. but today susan rice, u.s. ambassador to the united nations told reporters that the evidence she's seen suggested the attack had been part of a spontaneous protest. >>> in 2012 election news tonight, house minority leader nancy pelosi expressed competence today that democrats will retake the house. because of paul ryan's plans to overhaul medication. >> momentum is very much with us. the medicare issue in this campaign, so we have a message, we have the messengers, we have a very excellent chance to take back the house. >> reporter: pelosi says the republican's pick of ryan for vice president was a turning point for democrats. ryan campaigned in florida yesterday where he focused on attacking president obama's record and promoting romney's business skills. >>> meantime mitt romney flew to los angeles tonight for a speech tomorrow to the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce. he cancelled his campaign visit to pueblo colorado today after a small plane crash there
. >> in news of the world in libya some 30,000 people rallied today against all the violence that have endured since the fall of gadhafi. it mourned the death of chris stevens also. later a smaller group stormed the compound of one of the largest groups and set fire to the building. >>> in new zealand traditional warriors greeted the defense secretary today. he is there to repair a rist between the united states and new zealand. they have been at odds for 25 years offer the ban on nuclear weapons. now they have agreed to acknowledge their differences and move on. >>> in poland, low water levels have found treasures lost nearly four hundred years ago. they are recovering pieces of marble that were develop from the royal family by invaders in the mid17th century. the treasures were placed on a barge that sank but nobody knew where until now. >> gm issues a recall for half a million vehicles. >>> and. >> missed out last year. we are ready to go. >> new hope for the giants postseason. the excitement at at&t park and the big honor. >> and the big weekend here and the equinox is tomorrow. will i
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